Following the successful Riedel comparison on the 17th September there has been a few blogs and responses on the effectiveness of using Riedel Glasses for tasting wine.
Importantly there was one Master of Wine at the tasting, Dermot Nolan MW, who has been very sceptical. He was at the trade tasting surrounded by 85 wine industry professionals and offered a view on how Riedel glasses performed and vigorously defended the ISO glass. So I thought I’d offer a comparison of opinions – the other from another Master of Wine. Let me know what you think!
Firstly Dermot Nolan MW’s blog: http://dermotswineblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/serving-suggestions.html
Secondly Beverley Blanning MW: http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/wine-articles/486207/how-many-do-you-really-need
Thirdly an article by John Stimpfig who gathered Top Sommeliers and Mark Bingley MW to do an extensive tasting of Riedel vs Riedel vs ISO http://www.aroundwine.co.uk/glass-advice-riedel-versus-riedel
And for people who’d like to hear Max Riedel themselves – a little interview by Lar Veale from sourgrapes.ie : http://www.sourgrapes.ie/2010/09/18/riedel-interview/